PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (clear yellow fluid). Platelets are the cells in your blood that help tissues heal and regenerate new cells. The plasma now contains a higher number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma or PRP.
The PRP injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen growth, regenerates new tissue, and thus acts to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin tone and texture.
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after treatment sessions and continue to improve over time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended , spaced 4-6 weeks apart for best results.
PRP can also be used in conjunction with micro-needling of the skin. The blood is drawn, spun down in a centrifuge as if it was being processed for facial injection, but instead it is used topically during the micro-needling process. Micro-needling is a treatment to stimulate the body’s natural collagen. This initiates the skin’s repair process to naturally produce collagen and elastin, ideal for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks. Micro-channels created by the treatment allow for optimal absorption of topical products and platelet rich plasma, enhancing their effects in the deeper layers of skin.
PRP therapy along with micro-needling is recommended in a series of 3-4 treatments, at 4-6 week intervals for optimal results.